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Recommended wait between cold sore healing and oral sex

Is there a recommended waiting time between a cold sore healing and performing oral sex on someone who may not have HSV-1? Does the answer change if Abreva warded off the cold sore before it actually appeared? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2014 - 8 answers

Cold sore vs. zit (gross, sorry)

How do I tell the difference between a cold sore and a zit? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Feb 2, 2013 - 8 answers

What should I do about a scabbed over cold sore?

Metafilter has a lot of good advice about cold sore prevention (previously). What I need is advice on what to do in the middle of a full scale outbreak with a cold sore that has developed an impenetrable scab. Past experience leads me to worry that a new sore will form as soon as the scab falls off, a cycle that can go on for well over a month. Am I doing something wrong? Disgusting personal details inside. [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on Jan 25, 2013 - 14 answers

What is this rash around my mouth?

You Are Not My Doctor, but can you help me identify a rash around my mouth? (Pics inside, as well as description that you might or might not think is gross.) [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Nov 20, 2012 - 14 answers

The thick cord of hypochondria running through my life

I am a huge hypochondriac, and I have been since I was 18. I need help making it stop. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2011 - 9 answers

What is up with my skin?

I thought I had mild "papulopustular rosacea." Putting Polysporin on the red bumps helped a lot. Then I took acyclovir for a cold sore and the bumps cleared up completely! None of the online resources on rosacea have indicated acyclovir as a treatment. So what did I have? [more inside]
posted by keep it under cover on Dec 19, 2010 - 6 answers

Does Virulite work?

Has anyone tried Virulite, the anti-cold sore device? Does it work?
posted by Lezzles on Jan 28, 2008 - 2 answers

Protect the baby...from my cold sores

How can I keep from transmitting my cold sores to my 10 month old son ? [more inside]
posted by AuntLisa on Jan 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Can I combine Zovirax & Abreva

So I have a cold sore coming on, and I have both Zovirax(Acyclovir) and Abreva(Docasonal) can I use both at the same time for a double dose of cold sore nuking ?
posted by zeoslap on Dec 17, 2007 - 11 answers

BYOB next time you've got a cold sore, please

What is the lifespan of herpes simplex 1 on a coffee mug? [more inside]
posted by xanthippe on Apr 26, 2006 - 7 answers

I have a cold sore coming, what should I do?

Cold sore coming. What do I do!?
posted by oissubke on Mar 28, 2004 - 14 answers

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